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's only possible on the -- look at the host of just raised the issue on tax bases. it's not a minor problem. if we have asked for a report and the outcome was -- companies which are -- on a global level, a tax burden which is high compared to companies not on a global level because the possibilities, the options to avoid taxation, are in this interconnected world, and at the end you need someone who pays for the budget. otherwise you will create major problems in europe. exist to discuss better market economy, is more successful combined with political freedom and democracy and rule of law, over the economy combined with the political system which is so complicated. i am convinced, more sustainable the basis of freedom, the rule of law, democracy, and might be a bit more complicated. more sustainable. perhaps we have to do this again and again. >> let me ask you quit a different question and that is, u.s. and the european union have announced they're going to negotiate a transatlantic investment and trade pact, partnership, and several have suggested that the united states and europ
70 percent of san franciscans. i'm talking to you as a instructor. i want you to use the parcel taxes to be used for that purpose. it says that the taxes will prevent layoffs and to provide affordable qualify education for citizens. this is what i'm asking you to do and your resolution is going to help do that. now i committed might have to pay $632 for the next 8 years to maintain the quality of the education and i'm asking you to help us see that those funds are being used for what's intend. as a teacher for over 26 years i've never seen this. for faculties and students are being ignored. i feel fine we're not just the ones who are being ignored. now i want to continue to help my students. i'm tooech too non-credit classes this semester and students are being negatively impacted >> so, please wrap up. >> i'm asking you in our resolution i said that the city college of san francisco is crucial to the committee and social development of san francisco. i'm urging you to affirm that by moving the resolution forward >> i'm a native of san francisco. i got involved with this movement b
sam but the ways in which they do this are very different. if you just apply a flat tax on u.s. imports that's one way to push our trade back into balance that doesn't involve risks of crony capitalism, that doesn't involve risks to the government micromanaging the economy. if you say okay which is going to have a flat tariff of 10% or 20% or 30% whatever it takes to get to a zero trade deficit that doesn't introduce a lot of corruption or a lot of dangers bad policymaking because it's a very simple policy. it's just determined by an arithmetical formula and there's no opportunity for anybody to play games. one of the good things about it if you have a flat tariff, is if you had a 30% tariff on imported goods that's not enough to relocate the production of t-shirts that united states because cost is too great. it's great to relocate things like silicon wafer fabrication so would tend to relocate back to the u.s. high value capital-intensive skill intensive industries which is of course what we want to do. those are the industries that are high-quality -- high-quality into she
and standard business source and is tour restaurant tax and is most of the rest of the city has holt new restaurants and? jack land and still a heart in the center of the bay area [name?] who was just one of the chef's award warded of the year and oakland is a city boomings and we are tryinged and part of ourselves and we have had amazing growth and we are going to move more towards towards it's business second thoors you care about we have -- taken $11 million and invested it in our town and we have even with the loss of economic development we have a new economic development office for the people -- (applause) and he is about to announce and it will not be today but he is about to announce a new economic development director that i think some of you will know and really think will help us reach that stage. -- 12%, property tax transfer trend is doing very very well, we have created 5,000 jobs, unemployment is down about four%. so what we are saying is that the city has really strong standard growth so where are the opportunities. well we have already had a shout out about healthcare
tax on high earners and why should they come herein instead of somewhere else? >>> first of all, the pressure of our locally grown skeet successful equips are growing and if they can grow within the bay area and so, i'm alms -- between san francisco and oakland, that you believe [inaudible] employee and is i had you raise your hands already and you are going to expand the idea that meet leading edge companies say they want to be with the talented and with oakland being the liberator and home of the -- technology in general and thriving arts and cutting edge innovation in general in areas we really have the talent here in the bay area and i think that is critical and also, i think we are looking at investors internationally and frankly at an -- promising a lot of our time to chinese investors and really an international economy but we are looking at not just across the country but to invest and -- in the bay area and it's not goal of -- 50% there and to ed we are a region and many of these companys are going to be make this horizontal and vertical -- chinese investors in the enti
for having this hearing today. i'm going to focus on prop k in particular which is the half cent sales tax for transportation in san francisco. however, there are a lot of funding programs that are available to address pedestrian safety, and the challenge is how to balance the various opportunities to address it in a strategic manner. is there enough funding? no. but i think we have an opportunity with the strategy to figure out the ways to address the highest need areas in a strategic way. in the past there hasn't been a clear vision how to put together the program of projects so what we're looking for with the five year prioritization programs is moving in the right direction to link transportation investments and the efforts of the pedestrian safety task force with safety goals and prop k is flexible in that regard. it can fund basically all of the transportation infrastructure improvements that you heard discussed today. tomorrow you have continental walks and safe to routes program and next month curb signals and curb ramps. we leverage federal and state grants for all of these p
able to get it onto the ballot and have it pass overwhelmingly. prop e, business tax reform, one of those eternal debates at city hall about how do we actually move forward forming our business tax. we were able to put that 09ctionv ballot and it passed overwhelmingly. the debate on tics has been going on for a long time and it's one of those eternal debates at city hall. and i am pleased that we potentially have a resolution that will balance the needs of our many citizens this this -- or many residents, i should say, of this city, whether renters or tic owners, being able to find that common ground. ~ in this i will note to those who have been critical of the legislation that supervisor farrell and i introduced, i'll be honest, i didn't see very much dialogue about how to move forward to resolution before the legislation was actually pending. sides were extremely polarized and there was no -- i don't think that there was any meaningful discussion of how do we come up with some sort of legislation that everyone can live with and move forward. we now potentially have that. and so
are not final. they are due in april with property tax. so we haven't seen what that's going result in, but it typically we are on budget with that also. we'll know more next month. and
to read all of the stuff on this slide but basically what we got was tax increases that effect the working poor primarily and the very affluent and not really not much of an impact on the middle class and you can may be have your own political opinions about that but the spending cuts didn't really take much effect at all. the spending cuts are now poised to go into effect march 1st and to make thing more interesting we run back into the ceiling debt much later and that rolls up into the fiscal cliff 2.0 in how the government tempts to deal with it. so you may ask yourself we have a portion of the tax increases went through and who knows exactly what congress is going to but it's probably a pretty good guess that we get to the very last minute right before the march 1st effective gate date for the spending cuts and then we get some other short-term extension to add to this made for tv drama that they seem so fond of lately and you wonder where does it get us long term and how are we able to close the gap here the congressional budget office has looked at what they consider to be the most
the emergency medical transport tax or reimbursement. for expenditure reductions, we are reducing our materials and supplies budget in attempt to meet the target. additional attrition saving from the lower staffing levels seen currently also account for sometimev savings and we are continuing to work with the mayor's office for the 14-15 target reduction. as there are a number of adjustments including what i talked about, the [speaker not understood] coming online in mission bay that the department is requesting in its budget. wanted to just highlight some capital and bond projects that we're currently working on. as you know, the [speaker not understood] earthquake safety emergency response bond, we're working closely hand in hand with department of public works. ~ to carry out the administration of projects we're working on. that bond was passed in june of 2010. and it funds the new public safety building in mission beah long with some upgrades to the auxiliary water supply system, which is now under the jurisdiction of puc. we have transferred that over to budget cycles ago, as well as impro
go about securing funding for the various graffiti programs? do you use grants, tax assessments, et cetera? anybody? >> i think i can take that. >> okay, ready. >> for anyone who didn't attend my session, i do a juvenile program where i take kids who have been convicted of graffiti crimes to do community service on saturdays. the way i do this is get a public grant from department of public works where we take kids out to graffiti hot spots, we paint over graffiti and they get a reduced fine and credit for probation officers. this is done through a public grant. it's a very effective program. we have been able to turn a lot of kids around, restore justice. we get a lot of positive feedback from the community, a lot of other officers are happy to get the overtime. and as an officer, you're really able to facilitate the program well because you are able to put on a lot of different hats, communicate with probation, you communicate with traffic court judges, with community referral center, and with station personnel. so, you really act as a good communicator and facilitator in the prog
that they don't like and it doesn't have a permit, they'll take it down and charge them on their taxes. so, that's i think a very key component to any ordinance that would be enacted in the city that you want to control the image making. this is not the art historian. this is like a civic administrator or urban planner. you want to control the image making that's going on in your city because it's about your city, right? so, it's a very important part of the program. >> interesting. anybody else? >> i totally agree with that. [speaker not understood] for years actually. >> the mic, have you stand up and you go next and we'll have you go. >> i totally agree with that. a lot of cities are very successful in california with having a mural ordinance or we have house of color for various parts of our city. my city unfortunately chose not to enact that. so, with the fact there are no ordinances against it, fall completely out of the purview of the police code enforcement to deal with it. and that's kind of what i was trying to get across when we were talking about permission if it doesn't violate a lo
district eight, voters and tax payers. i thank supervisor kim for having this hearing on this issue, but we should also fix our sidewalks where pedestrians walk. bulging sidewalks, broken concrete needs to be fixed so we don't have trip and fall accidents that hurt everyone. also bicycles chill. pedestrians along with skate boarders are a major problem in new district eight, and i want to talk about the signage that went up at market and guerrero. i have been voicing my concern about this for a long time, so
difference of 28,000 visitors. as of april attendance as of tax day -- people still came on text day. we were shocked. we know the exploritorium opened yesterday and i thought i would give the year to date numbers so it's easier to see them so if i could put the powerpoint on. there we go. so far remember our fiscal year is like yours and ends in june. here are the numbers and last year we were at 563. again march was really significant. that got us to matching last year's and beating those numbers and seeing the break down on the screen. paid visitors are listed here. we actually had more free -- people coming in free than we anticipated and all good. these are students and community access and our free days. we had this amount coming in free and our membership exceeded numbers at 162,000 visits versus the budget of 150,000. i wanted to talk about free day. we offer 12 days a calendar year so that is the next slide. this is for san francisco resident focus they show a piece of. >> >> mail or id they can come in once a month for free and 19,000 residents took advantage of it. w
a year for the economy and job revenue and tax revenue and this improves night life in san francisco and entertainment in general even if it's not at night and ensure that venues act responsibly and this commission and staff can fulfill your charter mandated responsibility to regulate the industry appropriately. legislation has three broad aims. first it increases access to live music as well as dj music through improvements to the permitting process and the creation of new permits. it gives the commission and director better tools for bringing venues into compliance when they're not in compliance and has significant clean up and clarification language and we worked closely with the executive director to come up with those provisions. more specifically the legislation expands the limited live performance permit, llp, to include out door spaces like patios and courtyards and locations that currently cannot obtain this permit and the eagle tavern can't have music and had it for years before they shut down so we're creating a new ability for them and other venues to be able to have m
with general fund and gas tax, the bulk of that is mostly cola payments and cop debt service subsidy. that will take you to the next slide that actually shows what that debt service is. the budget increase is due to the revenue growth. in the year 13-14 our proposed general fund subsidy is higher than the 12-13 by -- that is 1% less than the baseline of the budget cut. so, in short, we met our target cut that we were at in the budget process. next slide shows how we use our budget. by the various parts of dpw, the -- about 37% of our budget is in capital projects and the next largest is street environmental services which is about 17%. and then we have a few other bureaus, building repair bureau, urban forestry, street mapping and street and sewer repair, those are between 8 and 12%. and then, of course, you can see our administration is 12%. administration does cover many of the department functions, both bookkeeping, finance, computer staff and the running of the day to day agency. and [speaker not understood] requirements, we talked about tree maintenance. tree maintenance, as you
it iwith higher taxes elsewhere, which will shed jobs. john: each green job cost $175,000 each per job? >> if you really want jobs, you can make an argument in a crisis toubsidize jobs in the short run. you can get many more jobs if you focused on infrastructe or hospitals or other things where you would create a lot of great benefits and more jobs. john: you dispute this using wind power tcreate the same amount as nuclear plants are you in need to cover the state of rhode island. >> wind turbines are much less efficient partly because they take up a lot of space. john: and they're more efficient than the solar. >> they only work aboutne fourth of the time. you have to build a lot of backup power. the fuel is free, so potentially we couldet to a stuation where we are beneficial. but we are not there yet. john: but we are spending like we are. >> a lot of people, global warming, we have to do something now. actually global warng, we have to find smart ways to make sure we can get everybody on board, not just rich, but we can find technology that will be so cheap the chinese and the indi
a little easier. for law enforcement the work is not done. >> this senseless tax and the families deserve an answer. the wounded have to learn how to stand, walk, live and deserve answers. >> reporter: just information coming and from an official the federal prosecutors are at hospital right now. working on possible charges and the camping gear since last night. and it is important to note that we remember the victim's and word that stance at this moment. 50 victims are still lead area hospitals. and they are still in critical victim's. reporting live in boston, tory done last name -- dunnin.. >> and after a gun battle. the suspect, joe- kar tsarnaev, was captured by police. tsarnaev is now in serious condition at the hospital. dramatic video has been released of the shootout between police and the it was recorded by a neighbor who, like so many in the boston area yesterday, were ordered to stay in their homes. nearly 50 shots fired in the exchange. all while the suspect was holed up in a boat. after running from police early friday morning. >> president obama took a moment to acknowledg
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